Lawrence G. Stern, D.C.
Chiropractor, Wellness Coach
Network Spinal Care Practitioner
Dr. Stern is a chiropractor with over 35 years in private practice. Focused on wholeness, he has a unique and integrative approach to health and well-being. Over the decades, Dr. Stern has trained in Chiropractic, Sports Medicine, Network Spinal Care (NSC), Corporate Wellness, Personal Development, Leadership Training and The Hakomi Method (mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy).
He received his Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College in 1984 and Certificate in Sports Medicine (CCSP) in 1985. In 2003, Dr. Stern received his advanced certification in Network Spinal Care (NSC) and is one of 300+ practitioners worldwide to earn advanced certification in NSC.
As a former semi-professional soccer and competitive baseball player Dr. Stern has applied his love of sports and knowledge of sports medicine as a member of the medical teams for the World Maccabiah Games in Israel, World Tae Kwon-Do Championships in New York City and the Olympic Games in Atlanta, just to name a few.
Dr. Stern is also a practitioner for The Breathe Network, an organization whose mission is to offer innovative healing support to survivors of sexual violence and connect them with healing arts practitioners throughout the country who offer trauma-informed, holistic support.
Meet the Team
Vitalism is the guiding philosophy of Awaken Wellness Center. Vitalism means, “The body is more than the sum of its parts. It is imbued with a specific intelligence that guides its development, its interactions with its environment, and its responses to challenges that the environment creates.”
We are committed to maximizing human potential and optimal wellness. We support healthy habits, ranging from the decisions our patients/practice members make to our commitment to helping create a healthier community.
Dr. Stern grew up living a holistic lifestyle which was a family core value. The focus on health and well-being was implemented by eating right, exercising regularly, and living a balanced life. Well Care and not Sickness Care was the context that drove all choices and actions. Chiropractic, followed by Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), was the perfect vehicle to express and promote Vitalism by focusing on the care and correction of the spine and nervous system.
Whether it is taking advantage of Reiki Healing, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, NSA, Gentle Chiropractic or Life Coaching, Awaken Wellness Center is here to provide support and resources to assist you in your efforts to achieve optimal wellness.